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Profile Last Updated: May 13, 2009
So you attended one of Edmonton’s Public Schools in the 1960s and you lost your graduation yearbook or perhaps are looking for a photo of your 1984 junior high school’s senior basketball team. Search no further, the Edmonton Public School Board has worked vigorously to establish the Edmonton Public Schools Archive and Museum, located in the historic McKay Avenue School. The Archive and Museum boasts a wide assortment of materials, including yearbooks, photographs, trophies, student records, textbooks, school registries and a variety of other information that alumni are sure to find interesting.
One Room Schoolhouses to Modern Educational Institutions
The museum features numerous displays that trace the history of Edmonton’s Public Schools since its beginning in 1881. On the third floor visitors will enjoy the restored replica of the 1906 Legislative Chamber. Other attention-grabbing exhibits include era-representative classrooms of the 1920s and 1950s, plus special presentations on the Edmonton Schoolboys' Band and School Cadets. The wide assortment of memorabilia and other historic items make the Edmonton Public Schools Archive and Museum an educational outing that the entire family can enjoy together.
Open to the Public
The Edmonton Public Schools Archive and Museum encourages people of all ages to learn and explore the city’s rich educational history. The museum is open to the public every Tuesday to Friday from 12:30 - 4:00 p.m., and in the summer months hours include Wednesdays till 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. The museum also runs hands-on programs for students during the school year that relate directly to the current Alberta curriculum. Whether you are five years old or 85 years old, the Edmonton Public Schools Archive and Museum is sure to be an enjoyable experience.